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Nogues Studio-Cradle 2 


Artist: Ball Nogues Studio
Date: 2010
stainless steel

“Cradle” is an aggregation of mirror polished stainless steel sphere and the sculpture operates structurally like an enormous Newton’s Cradle - the ubiquitous toy found on the desktops of corporate executives. Each ball is suspended by a cable from a point on the wall and locked in position by a combination of gravity and neighboring balls. As a whole, the balls imply an articulated surface suggestive of foam or sea life.

Principals in Charge: Benjamin Ball, Gaston Nogues Project Team: Andrew Lyon, Tim Peeters, Will Trossell Custom Software Development; Pylon Technical Structural Engineer: Buro Happold, Los Angeles
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Last updated: 1/21/2011
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To assist in the efforts of creating a sustainable city, Cultural Affairs not only recognizes the importance of incorporating the City’s sustainable design in its projects, but also values its role in creating a healthy work environment for staff that supports the City’s sustainability policies and models sustainable best practices for the office place.

Cultural Affairs is continuously working towards implementing sustainable practices that will provide staff with a greener and healthier workplace. We have implemented simple practices such as purchasing supplies that will have less impact on the environment, using less-toxic cleaning products, reducing waste, practicing water efficiency, and promoting green commuting by ride-sharing, walking and providing staff with a Bike@Work bicycle.

 Cultural Affairs' Green Office Certification is modeled after the Santa Monica Green Business Certification Program, a free program that provides sustainability consultation services to businesses that operate in Santa Monica.